Molecules and everything in them can move in many ways, and energy is associated with all of those different kinds of motion.
There is translational movement. Molecules can move from one place to another.
There is also rotational movement. That is, they can turn around and around.
The third way shown here is vibrational movement.
In addition, electrons can move from place to place and orbital to orbital.
These types of motion and the energy associated with them influence the physical properties of chemicals. The color of chemicals is often associated with changes in electron energy levels.
The phase of chemicals is associated with translational and rotational motion of molecules. In the gas phase molecules are free to move from one place to another and also have considerable translational motion.
Rotational motion can involve the entire molecule rotating or the internal parts of the molecule rotating with respect to one another. These types of rotation are found in molecules in both the gas phase and the liquid phase.
Vibrational motion is found in molecules in all three of the phases. It is the vibrational motion and the energy needed to change it that we will focus on now.
The Fibonacci Series is a sequence of numbers first created by Leonardo Fibonacci (fi-bo-na-chee) in 1202. It is a deceptively simple series, but its ramifications and applications are nearly limitless. It has fascinated and perplexed mathematicians for over 700 years, and nearly everyone who has worked with it has added a new piece to the Fibonacci puzzle, a new tidbit of information about the series and how it works. Fibonacci mathematics is a constantly expanding branch of number theory, with more and more people being drawn into the complex subtleties of Fibonacci’s legacy.
Never say you can’t get good beer on the East Coast. (Taken with Instagram)
Pearls. (Taken with Instagram)
On my new, longer lunches, I find myself wishing I had some badass company while I drink my beer or
martinis. Like Worf, or Kirk. They’d pull up one of these obscenely tall bar stools, crack a joke at how short I am, then drink some Kilt Lifter with me like they have some REAL stones.
Captain of comfort. (Taken with Instagram)
Textured autumn mornings. (Taken with Instagram)
Lunch. (Taken with Instagram)
I’m in nature! Look! (Taken with Instagram)